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NATIONAL GUARD AND NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH – APRIL 2
THANK YOU, NATIONAL GUARD!
Second Harvest celebrated the hard work of the National Guard members who have been serving at our Spokane Hunger Solution Center since last year with a special lunch last week. The National Guard was deployed in May 2020 in response to the skyrocketing need for food assistance in the wake of the pandemic. The National Guard has been a critical part of Second Harvest’s COVID-19 crisis response. With their help, Second Harvest distributed nearly 53 million pounds of food throughout 2020—a 58% increase over the previous calendar year. After nearly a year of pandemic response, the National Guard has demobilized from Second Harvest in Spokane, as their skillsets are needed elsewhere at this time.
The staff, volunteers, donors and partners of Second Harvest are immensely grateful to the members of the National Guard for their committed effort to getting food to people who need it most during this crisis. Thank you for your service!
NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH
Second Harvest’s goal isn’t just to feed people. We want to feed people well. We know that access to nutritious food, especially fresh produce, is critical to an individual’s health and the wellbeing of our community. That’s why we work hard to ensure that nearly three-quarters of the food we provide is fresh and perishable.
United Way of Benton and Franklin Counties recently highlighted Second Harvest’s Hunger Solution Center in Pasco in honor of National Nutrition Month in March. You can watch their video to learn more about what Second Harvest is doing to encourage healthy eating. You can also find lots of great recipes, courtesy of The Kitchen at Second Harvest, to make at home here.
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Happy holidays from The Kitchen at Second Harvest! ‘Tis the season for doing what we love best — cooking for loved ones. Here are a few tips, tricks and recipe ideas to give your holiday dishes a deliciously healthy twist.
You may be familiar with the hustle and bustle of Black Friday and Cyber Monday — those days when the focus often turns to shopping and bargains. However, there’s another day on the calendar that embodies the true spirit of the season, and one that we truly celebrate: Giving Tuesday. It just happened and is a day when people from all walks of life come together to give back. This year, it made a profound impact on our community, especially for people facing hunger.
We are grateful to Idaho Central Credit Union (ICCU) for their generosity. For the second year in a row, they extended support with an extraordinary $15,000 matching gift, inspiring people like you to pause the purchasing and press play on impact.
As we reflect on this year’s turkey drives, we want to share our gratitude. A community of volunteers, food pantries, agriculture partners and donors joined hands to distribute 6,800 Thanksgiving meals to neighbors in need in Spokane, the Mid-Columbia and Yakima Valley. To each of you, we say thank you.